Ethics for Breakfast
Ethics for Breakfast is a CLE seminar series offered both onsite and/or online to help attorneys meet their annual ethics CLE requirements in one convenient morning session. Also open to the general public and other professionals, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for two hours of Ethics CLE credit, unless otherwise noted. Please join our email list for updates.
Addressing Racial Imbalances in the Criminal Justice System
Presented in partnership with the Abolitionist Law Center
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union; and via Zoom
Between May and June of last year, according to a report from the Abolitionist Law Center's Court Watch project, 44 percent of misdemeanor defendants in Allegheny County were Black, even though just 13 percent of the county's population is Black. And among males, the study found, Black defendants were more likely than their white counterparts to be subjected to money bail before trial.
What are the reasons for such disparities, and what can be done about them?
Please join Autumn Redcross, director of the Court Watch project, a local volunteer effort committed to transformative racial justice by keeping the courts accountable through observation, data collection and public reporting, along with Duquesne University Teaching Assistant Professor Lyndsie Ferrara, as they address these and related issues.
This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for two hours of Ethics CLE credit.
Not in the Pittsburgh area? Interested in a seminar but concerned about social distancing? Never fear! All of our programs are offered online. Select the Distance Learning option when you register, or register for the session as usual and you will be sent an online option prior to the event.